The Reserve Unit has been active for over 35 years. Activities of the Reserves include assisting the Jail and Field Operations Divisions with their job responsibilities. They also provide law enforcement support to other agencies within Henry County.
The Reserve Unit also donates valuable time in support of the community by providing security and traffic control for many of the County's large events and activities. They also support the Sheriff's School Resource Unit by assisting them with traffic control and security at sporting events, dances, and other school related activities. Reserve Deputies assist the Community Relations Unit in many of the public events where they distribute literature and assist in adult and youth education programs. Reserve Officers are also an integral part of the Sheriff's Office emergency response plan for natural or man made disasters and to assist in the search for lost or missing persons.
Membership in the reserve unit is open to all citizens of Henry County. The following qualifications must be satisfied:
- Minimum age is 21 years old
- Must be POST certified (Police Officer Standard Training)
- Currently residing in Henry County
- Cannot be a full-time employee of any other law enforcement agency
- Must submit to a background investigation
For more information on membership and services, contact Captain Floyd Palmer or Captain Loyd Bruce at (770) 288-7124 or by Email.